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Sorry if there is a thread for this already, but I was wondering what to wash with and wax. I have seen people say the Zaino products but when I went to their web site they have alot of things. What do I need first?
 

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go with the smaller combo if you can, but for the minimum i would say order z2 and 26 but check out the faqs and there is a list of what you need
 

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They have detailed info on their site. It all depends on the car condition ect.
If you need to start fresh, you should wash your car with Dawn dish washing soap. This will get the excess grime off your car and help take the current wax off. Then clay bar your car, fellow up with their products.

Zaino's products are great, but you must take your time and be prepared for an all day job!!!!!!! It will be well worth your time and remember to use microfiber towels for buffing the cleaners,waxes ect.

Also, I would strongly recommend a Porter Cable dual action polisher #7424.
Just used mine today, put three coats on and it took me approx. 6 hours
 

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First sunny Sunday with football on the radio and a 6-pack of diet code red mountain dew.

  1. Dawn wash
  2. Claybar w/the Z-7/Water lub mix
  3. 1 coat of Z-5 ONLY if I can find flaws in the paint.
  4. 2-3 rounds of Z-2 Pro / Z-6
 

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Excelsior said:
Who knows if your dealer waxed it, so the Dawn will take all that off.

And DO NOT SKIP the claybar process no matter how nice the car looks already!
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Why seal it up with 3-5 or more layers of expensive product when you've got crap on the paint? Definetly worth the extra time.
 

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Just for future reference. Would it be okay to claybar and wax a panel every weekend until you got it done? Seems like a lot of work for one day. Does it matter if you spread it out? Just curious.
 

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Chris said:
First sunny Sunday with football on the radio and a 6-pack of diet code red mountain dew.

  1. Dawn wash
  2. Claybar w/the Z-7/Water lub mix
  3. 1 coat of Z-5 ONLY if I can find flaws in the paint.
  4. 2-3 rounds of Z-2 Pro / Z-6
Got the car yesterday and already it is to dirty for me. Should I wash it with Dawn or can I use any car wash stuff, Turtle wax, till I get my Zaino's
 

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If a dealer put a teflon coating on the car (and claims no waxing for five years) can you use Zaino?

Help!
 

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tugmate said:
Got the car yesterday and already it is to dirty for me. Should I wash it with Dawn or can I use any car wash stuff, Turtle wax, till I get my Zaino's
I would use a car wash product now and only use Dawn as a Zaino-prep wash once that stuff arrives.
 

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wannasolstice2 said:
If a dealer put a teflon coating on the car (and claims no waxing for five years) can you use Zaino?

Help!
I would refere you to www.zainobros.com for that question. Either send an email or call them like I do. This is a very good question though.
 

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Just called Zaino, I'll post their reply as soon as I get it.

Thanks!
 

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Wow...called Zaino after hours and got a call back from their specialist within 15 minutes!!!

The verdict is, the teflon coating is a glorified wax...wouldn't last three months...I was told to use liquid dawn and follow the Zaino wax applying instructions.

That's all folks...going to Zaino this thing up! By the way, the Grand Finale product totally rocks! I applied that last night and the reflections I am getting off the cool paint is amazing!
 

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wannasolstice2 said:
Wow...called Zaino after hours and got a call back from their specialist within 15 minutes!!!

The verdict is, the teflon coating is a glorified wax...wouldn't last three months...I was told to use liquid dawn and follow the Zaino wax applying instructions.

That's all folks...going to Zaino this thing up! By the way, the Grand Finale product totally rocks! I applied that last night and the reflections I am getting off the cool paint is amazing!
Did you use the clay bar??
 

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The car is easy to wax by hand. Takes less than an hour (going slow).
 

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Backstage said:
Serious question...
A claybar is used to remove all the gunk (dirt, bug guts, and anything else) off the surface of the car before applying the wax or zaino.
 

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Sol2 said:
A claybar is used to remove all the gunk (dirt, bug guts, and anything else) off the surface of the car before applying the wax or zaino.
Is it abrasive?
 

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claybar isn't abrasive...

but the crap it picks up is! Stretch and pull...fold continuously. Keep the surface lubed. You would be suprised what came off #314 even after the dealer washed and buffed it...MY detailer at the dealer...good friend of mine and I know it was done right...He spent half a day on that little black jewel. It was washed twice over the weekend...645 miles on it as of this morning! I then claybarred the whole car after the last wash...and still had quite a bit of junk. The car looks like a mirror!!
 
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